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Not So Big House Principles Apply to Remodeling Projects of all Sizes
Free Educational Program on Oct. 15   The concept or movement of “Not So Big House” has entered the mainstream, but what is it and who started it? Well, what it is not about is tiny houses for everyone, or a creed of bad design in favor of tiny energy bills.   The No So Big House philosophy, in fact, embraces architectural style across the spectrum, and is a concept dedicated to homes of all … well, most sizes. It can be described as an anti-McMansion sort of trend, but it is much more positive than that.   This is a direction in home design and construction championed by Sarah Susanka, an architect by trade, that emphasizes the concept of home as haven, in scale and proportion to need, a welcoming, comfortable, usable place where space is used according to purpose, rooms flow together with subtle delineations -- well-built, light-filled and energy-efficient. In her words, when writing about designing her own home with her architect-husband, “We wanted our house to express the way we actually live.”   This beacon directs us as much in remodeling as it does in new construction. William Fadul, co-owner of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], will speak about the principles at the bedrock of Not So Big House and how they apply to remodeling projects large and small.   Open to the public at no charge, the educational program will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at MOSAIC's office, located at 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300, Atlanta 30341. RSVP to sylvia@mosaicgroupatlanta.com or 770.670.6022.